Donald Walker Tunnage, Esq., is a career attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. He has spent the past two decades enforcing federal civil rights statutes through criminal and civil courtroom litigation. During his early tenure in the Civil Rights Division as a civil trial attorney, Mr. Tunnage litigated lawsuits in federal district courts across the nation to enforce the Fair Housing Act, the Public Accommodations Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Mr. Tunnage has been recognized consistently by the Department of Justice with Special Achievement awards and has thrice been awarded Special Commendation for outstanding performance.
Mr. Tunnage is currently a criminal prosecutor in the Civil Rights Division. He investigates and prosecutes cases throughout the nation that involve interference with liberties and deprivation of Constitutional or federal rights. Before joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Tunnage was an assistant state public defender in Miami, Florida. He litigated criminal appeals on behalf of indigent persons and made appearances in all three levels of state appellate courts in Florida, including a case of first impression before the Supreme Court of Florida.
Mr. Tunnage received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, magna cum laude, from Morehouse College and his Juris Doctor from Duke University Law School. Mr. Tunnage also holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.